PARKING—Parking: $26 (free after 6pm), $50 for closer “prime” spaces, $75 for all-day valet. The parking structure is covered, and it's shared by the three theme parks and CityWalk.
BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE—Mears Transportation (www.mearstransportation.com; 407/423-5566 or 855/463-2776) is the 800-pound gorilla of shuttles and taxis; it sends air-conditioned vans bouncing to hotels every 15 to 20 minutes. Round-trip fares for adults are $34 ($26 for kids 4–11, kids 3 and under free) to the Universal/International Drive area, or $38 per adult ($29 for kids) to Walt Disney World/U.S. 192/Lake Buena Vista. You’ll probably make several stops (it’ll take up to 90 min.) because the vans are shared with other passengers.
If you have more than four or five people, it’s more economical to reserve a car service (do it at least 24 hr. ahead) and split the lump fee; a town car is $50 to $105 and an SUV or van for up to seven would be $100 to $190 round-trip from MCO (zooming to $225 from SFB). Try Mears (see above), Tiffany Towncar (www.tiffanytowncar.com; 888/838-2161 or 407/370-2196), or Quicksilver Tours (www.quicksilver-tours.com; 888/468-6939; starting at $50). Quicksilver often volunteers to toss in a free 30-minute stop at a grocery store so you can stock up on supplies.
Universal Orlando has its own small service, Universal SuperStar Shuttle Service (866/604-7557), that’s an add-on to its vacation packages, for $39 adults, $29 kids 3–9 (kids 2 and under free); you can’t buy it without a whole vacation package. Obviously, it doesn’t go to Disney properties.
BY RIDESHARE—Uber and Lyft are available. Meet them curbside at Level 2–Arrivals. You should pay $55–$60 for a standard ride to the tourist zones outside of surge periods. The airport tacks on a $5.80 fee, one of the highest such fees in the nation. Fares seem to be going up and up.
BY TAXI—It’ll be about $70 to the Disney hotels, $60 to Universal, not including a tip, which is cheaper than a town car but not rentals or Uber.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.